Dell Official 7970M Driver Released - 13 Jul 2012

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  1. jiaco

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    Me too.

    How much money does m$ pay dell to make them ask us to use IE to download a driver?
     
  2. The Revelator

    The Revelator Notebook Prophet

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    Come on, guys. Always use Single File Download through the browser, not the Download Manager option. You know that. Came down cleanly via Chrome. Drivers and Downloads | Dell [United States]. Only the Download Manager option requires IE.
     
  3. SkylineLvr

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    Tried on both FireFox and IE. Same thing. I always select single file download also. Will give it another try.

    Edit: Still not working for me. Are there any benefits to using these drivers?
     
  4. black-bean

    black-bean Notebook Consultant

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    using the download manager from IE works for me.
    but i cancelled the download, and decided just sticking with 12.6 official from amd.

    12.7 beta + cap giving me glitches in some games, reverting back to 12.6
     
  5. ADegtyarev

    ADegtyarev Notebook Guru

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    srry if this is a noob question, but is the 12.7 beta also applicable for the 6990m, in particular this. Just want to be sure cause I usually screw up my system with improper updates. thanks
     
  6. Quagmire LXIX

    Quagmire LXIX Have Laptop, Will Travel!

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    AMD Catalyst ™ 12.7 Beta Driver

    AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6000M Series
     
  7. StZu

    StZu Notebook Evangelist

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    someone needs to put up a how to guide on properly updating gpu drivers.

    i.e difference in updating w/ and w/o enduro? for r4 and r3 any different? just install and thats it?

    sorry way to many questions. I installed 12.7 beta right over my stock drivers and started seing some crazy artifacts on the screen so i reinstalled windows.. because had no idea how to go back to stock

    tl;dr noobs need guides
     
  8. Xenn0X

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    these new driver over the A00 are an improvement in BF3. if your already on 12.7 stick with it.
     
  9. jiaco

    jiaco Notebook Guru

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    I second this. And posts such as this:
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/alienware-m17x/675248-amd-7970m-drivers-new-2.html#post8700684

    should be stickied somewhere as it took me a while to find it again once I finally managed to download the new drivers.

    Honestly though, it should not be as hard as the post I linked to. Replacing 1 dell/amd driver with the next should not require 4-5 reboots and registry editing...should it?
     
  10. Quagmire LXIX

    Quagmire LXIX Have Laptop, Will Travel!

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    Here's the best tip in the world to avoid that headache. Get a HDD image creator (Macrium Reflect is very good and has a free version) and make an image of your C drive before you update drivers. If the install goes fubar, just reload the image and you're cleanly back at step 1 (no windows reinstall needed). If all goes well, you can delete the HDD image and move on, or keep it, I keep images for a little while.

    Absolutely not. imo that post will cause more problems and should only be followed if you have problems, not as a standard to install new drivers.

    I custom updated 12.6 WHQL over the original dell package, no problem, then installed 12.7 beta over it, no problem.

    Use the HDD image technique and you always have a fresh square 1 to return to if something bad happens.
     
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